Guillermo del Toro is So Overrated
Seriously: Of all the people who could possibly be referred to as overrated, Guillermo del Toro ranks about 299,675,321. But August is prey on your sensitivities month, which we kicked off with that David Schwimmer post yesterday (and to our UK friends: Seriously: A joke. A joke that I had felt perfectly safe to make, since the UK's pop-cultural taste is so obviously superior to our own. Except for Russell Brand. Man, what were you thinking with that guy?).
Where was I? Oh, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. Here's the trailer. The movie was co-written and produced by del Toro. The trailer doesn't give away much, but it is fun to watch. Maybe crank up the volume. Odd pairing, though: Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce. That's one giant ladle of whatthefuck. But it's del Toro. The benefit is given. I mean: It says a lot about del Toro that the director's name isn't even featured prominently in the trailer. (It's Troy Nixey, by the way).